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It depends on the location of the ball, not the location of the fielder or of his feet.

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Q: If a fielder has one foot in fair territory and one in foul territory and drops a fly ball is it fair or foul?
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If the player is in foul territory and drops the ball is the batter safe?

If the ball is in fair territory, the fact that the fielder is standing in foul territory does NOT make the ball foul. the same as if a ball is foul, the fielder standing in fair territory doesn't make the ball fair.

In baseball if you knock a fair ball foul is it fair?

If the batter "knocks" a ball foul it's foul ...if a fielder "knocks" the ball foul while in fair territory the ball is fare... the fielder can catch the ball in foul territory for an out ...

How does a batter get 3 RBIs without hitting a fair ball?

Fielder knocks the ball in fair territory

Is a ball fair or foul if the fielder has two feet in fair territory and catches the ball in foul territory?

Once the ball is past first or third base, the ONLY consideration is where the BALL is located -- fair or foul -- when it FIRST comes in contact with either the ground or a player. If the player is almost entirely in fair territory when he first grabs the ball, but the glove that touches the ball is in foul territory, then it's a foul ball. "If the ball touches a fielder in-flight, the judgment is made at where the ball was when it was touched, NOT from where it may land after a miss, or drop of the ball, by a fielder. The position of the fielder is irrelevant."

Is a ball fair or foul if the fielder has one foot in fair territory and one foot in foul?

The location of the fielder's body has no bearing on whether a ball is fair or foul. It is the location of the ball when it is touched by the fielder or when it goes by the base that determines whether it is fair or foul.

If a fielder standing in foul territory touches a fly ball over fair territory it is a foul ball?

yes it is a foul ball

Can a base runner get in front of a fielder on a batted ball?

Yes, but if they are in fair territory and the ball hits them they are out.

A fielder standing in fair territory reaches over the foul line and drops the ball back into fair territory does the ball remain foul because it was golng to drop foul?

No matter where the feilder is standing... foul or fair territory... the second they come into contact with the ball, its considered fair and in play. Even if it was going foul and you try to catch it and miss it, if there is any contact, the ball becomes fair.

If an outfielder juggles and drops a fly ball while in fair territory but the ball is falling foul is the play fair or foul?


Is there a rule in the MLB rule book that says if a fielder touches a foul ball but does not catch it is fair?

No. The umpire calls the ball fair or foul based on where the ball is when the fielder touches it. If the ball is in foul territory when it is touched, the ball is called foul.

In baseball if the ball is popped up in foul territory but is not past first base and you go and try to catch it and then drop it is it a fair ball?

no the only way it can be a fair ball is if you go to try to catch it in foul territory and then you drop it and it drops into fair territory

If a ball is hit between first and home and is in foul territory but is touched by a player standing in fair territory before the ball hits the ground is it fair or fowl ball?

The position of the fielder's body or feet, have absolutely nothing to do with judging whether a ball is fair or foul. The judgment is based solely upon the relationship between the BALL and the LINE at the moment the fielder touches the ball, or at the moment the ball comes to a stop, or on outfield fly balls; the moment it touches the fielder or the ground.

In baseball if a ball is picked up by the fielder while it is on the foul line before it reaches 3rd base it is a fair ball?

Yes, the entire line is in fair territory.

Is it a fair or foul ball if the ball hits a player and lands in foul territory?

AnswerDepends on who the player is and where he is when hit by the ball. If player is in fair territory when he is hit it is a fair ball, if he is in foul territory it is foul. If player in on offense (team at bat) he is out if hit in fair territory. If player hit is on defense its playable if he is hit in fair territory and foul if he is hit in foul territory.Actually, a bit of clarification is needed.Whether or not a ball is fair or foul has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the position of the of a fielder, or, for that matter, a base runner being hit. Fair or foul has EVERYTHING to do with the position of THE BALL in relation to the field when it hits said fielder or baserunner.I've seen situations where managers argue up and down that a fly ball was fair when it was attempted to be caught by a third baseman standing on fair territory on the line was dropped - but that the fielder reached across the line to attempt the catch. The ball however was over foul territory when it struck the player's glove. People sometimes forget that it's ALWAYS the position of THE BALL that is the "defining moment."

What's the ruling if the defensive player kicks a batted ball in play purposely to keep the runner from advancing a base?

There would be no advantage to a fielder kicking a batted ball. If a ball is in fair territory when touched by a fielder, it will remain a fair ball until play is stopped. If a ball is in play when touched by a fielder in any way, it remains in play.

Is runner out if fielder does not field the ball and the runner is then hit by the ball?

If a runner in fair territory is struck by a batted ball prior to the ball having been fielded, the runner is out.

If a ball lands in foul territory but bounces inside the baseline before first or third base is it fair?

Yes, it depends where the ball is first touched by the fielder.

Player is the first baseman who is standing in foul ground but hits his glove and lands in fair ground?

It's a fair ball as long as that's where the ball lands. But, it doesn't matter anyway because all players are supposed to be in fair territory to play.ClarificationIf a ball is touched like the scenario you have painted above. It does not matter where the ball lands. The determining factor to whether it is fair or foul is where the ball is in relation to the foul line when it is touched --- if the ball is in the air in fair territory and you touch it making it land in foul territory... this is fair ball since the fielder touched it when fair territory and visa versa -----tigersy2k3

If a batted ball hits the pitchers mound and goes into foul territory is it fair?

If a batted ball hits the mound and then makes it into foul territory before going past 3rd or 1st base and without being touched and without stopping then it would be a foul. If it goes into foul territory after passing 1st or 3rd base, then it is fair. Likewise, if the ball stops moving or is touched by a fielder in fair territory, it is also a fair ball and in play. The key is where the ball stops moving. If the ball stops in fair territory (without having been touched in foul territory), it is a fair ball. If the ball stops in foul territory (without having been touched in fair territory or advancing beyond 1st or 3rd base), it it a foul ball, regardless of the route it took to get there.

If the batter hits the ball and the ball hits the plate then goes in to fair territory is it a fair or foul ball?

Home plate is considered fair territory so the ball would be fair.

If a ball in fair territory hits Miller Park's roof and is knocked foul the ball is?

fair because it hit in fair territory

If the ball hits home plate is it fair or foul?

Home plate is considered in fair territory. If the ball hits home plate and rolls into foul territory, the ball is foul. If the ball hits home plate and rolls into fair territory, the ball is fair.

What is the different between fair and foul in softball?

There are lines placed to divide the foul territory and the fair territory. Any ball that lands on the foul territory will be called foul. When the ball enters the fair territory, ball is at play.

If a batter hits a ball in the air and it drops inside line before it reaches first base and is caught on the hop in foul territory is this fair or foul ball?

The ball is fair.If it bounces fair and the player catches it then steps in foul territory,it's fair because he touched the baseball before it went foul.

How is a foul ball determine?

A Fair ball is any ball that either 1)lands in fair territory in the outfield (including hitting the wall) 2) hits or bounces over first or third base 3) leaves the park between the foul poles or hitting the foul poles (home run) 4) is first touched by a fielder in fair territory 5)stops moving with being touched in fair territory, and 6) did not hit the batter. Any ball that is not fair, is foul.